Biking is a popular activity on the main park roads.
A variety of songbirds that use the adjacent waterway are regularly sighted in the park. Keep an eye out and an ear open for the many species of brightly coloured warblers that nest in the park.
The Ottawa River is well renowned for boating and other water-based recreational activities.
The park is located on the Ottawa River directly across from the mouth of the Dumoine River, which is a popular wilderness canoe route, making the park a good place to camp before and after your trip. Calm days provide great opportunities for exploration.
A number of canoe routes are also found in Algonquin Provincial Park which provides good day trips from Driftwood.
Join Discovery staff at an Exploration Station during the months of July & August. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Exploration Station), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature. Be sure to share your observations with park staff and to take the Discovery Ranger Pledge! For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.
You can fish for Walleye, Northern Pike and Small-mouth Bass in the Ottawa River. Nearby lakes are stocked with Splake, Lake and Brook Trout. The Dumoine River on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River, directly across from the park, is known for its excellent Walleye fishing. (Don’t forget to buy a Quebec fishing licence!)
The Oak Highland Trails:
1 km Riverview Loop and 2.5 km Beaver Pond Loop; moderate
This trail climbs steeply to a lookout with a panoramic view of the Ottawa River.
The Chevrier Creek Trails:
4 loops vary in range from 1.3 – 3.7 km loop; moderate
The refreshing, cool, clear waters of the Ottawa River provide a relaxing way to spend a warm summer day. A sandy camper’s beach stretches the entire length of the Ottawa Campground adjacent to many of the campsites. A separate day use area provides a smaller, more private sand beach. A free Personal Floatation Device (PFD) loan program is provided at the park office.